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The Horseman : The West Country Trilogy, Paperback / softback Book

The Horseman : The West Country Trilogy Paperback / softback

Part of the The West Country Trilogy series


From the prize-winning author of In the Place of Fallen Leaves comes a beautiful, hypnotic pastoral novel reminiscent of Thomas Hardy, about an unexpected friendship between two children, set in Devon in 19111911.

In a forgotten valley on the Devon-Somerset border, the seasons unfold, marked only by the rituals of the farming calendar.

Twelve-year-old Leopold Sercombe skips school to help his father, a carter.

Skinny and pale, Leo dreams of a job on the estate's stud farm.

He is breaking a colt for his father when a boy dressed in a Homburg, breeches and riding boots appears.

Peering under the stranger's hat, he discovers Miss Charlotte, the Master's daughter. And so begins a friendship between the children, bound by a deep love of horses, but divided by rigid social boundaries - boundaries that become increasingly difficult to navigate as they approach adolescence.




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